Academic Library Student Employee Management

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Date(s) - Feb 28 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Student employees provide invaluable support in academic libraries but it takes time to show them the ropes. Some training and management techniques have been successful and some have not. We all learn from our mistakes right alongside our students and delight in their victories as they grasp new material. Join us as we explore topics regarding student management and training challenges.

Topics include:

  • Training games and modules
  • Multimodal learning
  • Effective student management
  • Successes/Failures
  • Future plans for student management

There will be time for Q&A. You may also submit questions ahead of time using this form:

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About the panelists:

Robin Booth is the Circulation Coordinator/Library Clerk at the Jefferson Community College library in Watertown, NY, and has served in that role for the past 7 ½ years. She interviews, hires, trains, and mentors the library student workers as well as oversees the daily operations of the Information & Services Desk at the JCC Library. Robin finds this position to be a rewarding job as she gets to interact not only with her library student workers and see them grow and come out of their shells to be confident independent individuals but also to engage with the JCC students entering the library. Read Robin’s complete bio here.

Mitchell Bresett-McCormick oversees and trains the student shelvers and the student stacks management team, trains students in and oversees daily circulation activities at St. Lawrence University. Previously, Mitch worked at Clarkson University assisting in overseeing circulation and interlibrary loan operations as well as managing Special Collections and Archives. He has an Associate’s degree in Arts and Sciences from SUNY Canton, a B.A. in History from SUNY Potsdam, and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Buffalo.

Mackenzie Davison is the Student Success Librarian at Paul Smith’s College.